#SachaBaronCohen “thinks misleading information on social media is ruining society. That’s a bit rich, coming from him.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Anti-Facebook Rant at the ADL Summit Was Pure Moral Panic
by Robby Soave
November 22, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian and satirical actor, lashed out at Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, during his remarks at the Anti-Defamation League’s anti-Semitism summit on Thursday. “I believe it’s time for a fundamental rethink of social media and how it spreads hate, conspiracies, and lies,” Cohen said. Cohen is best known for portraying the fictional characters Borat, Ali G, and Bruno. Each of them indulges a similar shtick: Tricking famous people into outrageous interviews in order to humiliate them. It’s thus a bit hypocritical for Cohen to be so worked up about Zuckerberg’s refusal to purge misleading content from his platform. READ MORE

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